Courses & Units

Performance Skills 1 FPB130

Hobart, Launceston


Students must wear non-restrictive clothing and footwear.


This unit is a practical exploration of the body and voice in contemporary performance. Students will engage with foundational methods of working with voice and body, and will learn safe working practices for vocal and physical work. Students will investigate the potential of body and voice in a range of performance spaces and situations. The unit will culminate in the creation of collaborative site-specific works, which showcase the embodied knowledges developed over the semester.


Unit name Performance Skills 1
Unit code FPB130
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Theatre

Dr. Jane Woollard

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the theory and practice of voice and body in contemporary performance.
  2. Demonstrate basic performance skills of vocal production and physical dexterity.
  3. Analyse how the voice and body are utilised to interact with space and communicate with an audience.
  4. Apply contemporary performance making theory and practices to extend your creative practice.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100103 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Teaching Pattern

3 hours per week for 13 weeks


Task 1: Critical Review, 1-3 performances reviewed, 1500 words (20%)

Task 2: Class presentation (20%)

Task 3: Short Performance A (30%)

Task 4: Short Performance B (30%)

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